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Peace makes strides in Colombia, but the battle is far from won

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 19:58

By Fabio Andres Diaz

One year after Colombians initially rejected a peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group, today the outlook for peace seems almost promising. On Oct. 10, the country’s constitutional court shielded that accord from any changes for a period of 12 years, removing...

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Victim, perpetrator…pariah? : “No place for a rebel” poses tough questions about amnesty, reconciliation and accountability in Gulu

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 21:07

Former Ugandan rebel Opono Opondo was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as a child and forced to participate in the rebel groups reign of terror over Northern Uganda, but later granted amnesty by the Ugandan government. Despite this he has been turned away by his family and community in the northern city of Gulu. He's the subject of the new film by Maartje Wegdam and Ariadne Asimakopoulos aptly titled “No place for a rebel”. Their interview has been published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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What legacy for the ICTY in the Balkans?

Prlic et al at the ICTY
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:43

Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have been hearing this week arguments about the convictions for war crimes in 2013 of six former high ranking Bosnian Croats. They received a total of 111 years in the original verdict for forcibly removing Bosniaks in an attempt to create a ‘Greater Croatia’ during the 1990’s. Their war crimes and crimes against humanity included murders, rapes, sexual assault and deportations.

Their appeal – and the strong support for it in Croatia - is one example of how the tribunal’s legacy is in dispute.

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LOOKING BEYOND DOMINIC ONGWEN’S TRIAL AT THE ICC

People watch Dominic Ongwen’s trial at the International Criminal Court in Gulu, 16 January 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:47

The ongoing trial of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court is an important step in the accountability process for the war in northern Uganda. It is also important to remember that this is not the end of the conversation around justice and reconciliation in Uganda.

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Gak Gai

Accountability is matter in every country where icc need to take tremendous work on it

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 13:10
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The promise of a Hybrid Court for South Sudan

First Vice President of South Sudan and former rebel leader Riek Machar, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Second Vice President of South Sudan James Wani Igga
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:39

Civil society members are outraged by an op-ed in the New York Times, reportedly by the President and Vice-President of South Sudan, which suggests that the country does not need a hybrid court. But, wait a minute – would a hybrid court be yet another raw deal for the world’s youngest country?

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i think the issue of a hybrid court for south sudan is premature at this point. We must understand that the two principals in kirr and riak are to appear on this tribunal. Therefore they would do anything to derail the establishment of the tribunal. The person who is to set up the tribunal should be a clean person. And i believe he or she will be the one to clean south sudan. Can we believe the person to be should be the next clean president of south sudan. Yes I believe! It can happen in the next general elections. But do south sudan have such a person? I dont know yet.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 22:04
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James Nyawo

Thank you Taban for your piece- we definitely need to discuss this proposal of hybrid court in greater detail. At the moment South Sudan needs more serious responses to its challenges primarily a formular for effective disarmament . I am an advocate for accountability for the atrocities committed but I would prefer more caution and avoiding regarding the establishment of hybrid court as a substitute for serious responses for South Sudan's challenges. The situation in Wau as we speak suggests that establishing a hybrid court might be premature. Otherwise thank you once again my brother- I hope wisdom will prevail.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 14:19
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Justice and reconciliation can come at high costs

Sierra Leone after Charles Taylor
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 16:55

Reconciliation programmes, courts and truth commissions increase societal healing of post-conflict communities, the first study on reconciliation after a civil war shows. However, while the society as a whole is better off, confronting the past worsens depression and trauma of individuals who testify.

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Reparations for the victims of the post-election violence in Ivory Coast

Yabah Berthe Bognini, chief of staff of the CONARIV
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 14:29

In Ivory Coast, the Commission for Dialogue, Truth and Reconciliation (CDVR) made way in March 2015 for the CONARIV, the National Commission for Victims’ Reconciliation and Compensation. What’s the goal of this new commission?

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